As part of Wrexham Football Club’s 150th Anniversary celebrations, and with the kind co-operation of Glyndwr University, fans of the Club will be part of a lasting tribute of this special year. A commemorative mosaic made up of 2,000 fans photos will be installed in the concourse of the Mold Road Stand to mark the Anniversary season.
Wrexham FC are looking for 2,000 fans to have their photos and photos of loved ones incorporated within the mosaic as a lasting tribute for all supporters of Wrexham Football Club. The photos will be reduced to around an inch square, and together they will form a distinctive montage of ten iconic legends who have all played a significant part in the Club’s history.
Glyndwr University student Ben Seas has designed the mosaic, which will be a fitting recognition of the Club’s 150 year history. It will stand proudly in the concourse, and has been designed to be movable should the stand ever be redeveloped.
There will be a very special ,once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in a ceremony to mark the outbreak of WW1 at the top of Moel Famau The walk to the top will be lead by Expeditionwise with full safety cover and I invite all to join us on this momentous occasion.
There is a charge with £10 donation to Poppy Appeal
In addition Memorial candles will be available from M&S from early July. We will be using torches on the Moel Famau summit with one symbolic candle
The principle here is to signify the dark days of the outbreak of WW1 by extinguishing all of the candles apart for one which then becomes’ the candle of hope’. After a period of reflection in the dark all of the lights are relit to symbolise the dawn of a new era.
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The International Eisteddfod returns to Llangollen for a week packed with music and dance from around the world. Along with the Carnival of Nations, International Children’s Day and Family Day, highlights include rockers Status Quo, jazz singer Caro Emerald and a performance of Sweeney Todd featuring Bryn Terfel.
For a full list of the events and to buy tickets visit www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk
Calon FM went along to Llangollen last year and you can hear highlights on our Audio Boo page here. We’ll be heading back this year for each day of the Eisteddfod – of you see our presenters, stop and say hello! We’d love to hear your stories from the pavillion.
This year’s jam-packed Llangollen Fringe festival will be brought to a close with a three day World Music extravaganza.
Kicking off the weekend is TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND. The recent WOMEX headliners will play at Llangollen Town Hall, Friday 25th July, 7.30pm.
Since emerging from the underground dance scene of the early 1990s, Transglobal Underground have become notorious for mixing musical genres, rhythms and traditions with a total disregard for barriers, formulas, pigeonholes and common sense. They’ve had hits all over Europe, in Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt, and received a BBC World Music award for their seventh album, Moonshout, in 2008.
Saturday night presents a band known as ‘the Godfathers of World Music’. OSIBISA, meaning ‘criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness’ exploded into the music world in 1971 with a pulsating and vibrant sound that was to engulf the tired post 60’s rock scene. Their highly energetic and extravagant stage show is one of the secrets to their success, and is not to be missed. Their music is still an influential factor in dance music of today with no fewer than a dozen covers of their classic hit ‘Sunshine Day’ having been recorded by international artists. OSIBISA play at Llangollen Town Hall, 26/07/14, 7.30pm.
Shortly before the machines moved in to remove the famous turf from the Racecourse this afternoon, ground staff saved the most significant portions and passed them to Wrexham Supporters Trust as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Wrexham Football Club.
The plans for the turf were announced by the Trust to the newly styled Football Club Members meeting last night, which also received an update on the development of the Glyndwr Wrexham Football Academy. This unique development in the UK is bringing talented footballers to Wrexham who will also study for degree courses at the University.
The pitch is being completely removed prior to a £300,000 programme of works overseen by stadium owners Glyndwr University. New irrigation and drainage works will be installed before the pitch is levelled and reseeded. Upgrades to changing rooms, medical facilities and floodlights are also being made.
The saved areas of the pitch will be divided into 150 small sections and will be sold to fans and supporters over the next couple of weeks. Many fans across Wrexham and further afield will hosting World Cup barbecues this summer and pointing to a section of their lawn that contains grass from the oldest international football ground in the world still in use.